It seems that not only is the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet a real thing, it could very well be coming soon. A certification registered at the Global Certification Forum or GCF reveals this device with 3G and 4G LTE support, hinting at the possibility that NVIDIA could announce the device soon.
It would be an understatement to say that apart from Google’s new playthings, NVIDIA has been ubiquitous at the I/O developer conference as well – with its Tegra K1 chip seemingly at the heart of all things cool. One of those things was a demo by Epic Games using the Tegra K1 chip running the widely renowned FPS and RPG gaming framework Unreal Engine.
Google I/O has been full of goodies today, rolling out all sorts of news and devices (check out our tag portal for all the details). NVIDIA has been a pervasive presence at the show, though you mightn't noticed. The company's Tegra K1 lies at the center of many of Google's recent efforts.
Earlier this month we’ve seen leaked specifications of NVIDIA’s Shield tablet. Those specs were nothing to scoff at, Tegra K1 chip, a 7.9″ 2048×1536 display and 2GB of RAM all sound really good. Now we have another leak for you.
So you thought NVIDIA was all about graphics , did you? Here’s a jolt - they’ve just released a text-based adventure game online. This game goes by the name Ultimate Quest and it’s ready to let you dive into an (extremely frustrating) storyline with typing as its heart and soul. And steering wheel.
I wouldn’t call the original NVIDIA Shield a mainstream device. It was more of a niche Android based gaming marvel. A follow-up Shield has been making the rumor mills now for a few months and we have been keeping our eye on what it might bring to consumers.
NVIDIA may have nominally stepped back from the smartphone biz, tough even that is still debatable , it hasn't completely backed out of the entire mobile industry just yet, especially when it comes to gaming.